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305 Court Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527

(315) 536-4408
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July 21, 2015
The school administration does not support students needs when social difficulties arise. The school does not contact and involve parents. This school is so bad I'm moving just so my daughter does not have to attend tthis school.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 21, 2015
Great teachers that go out of their way to help students, even in non traditional ways. Great way to teach our future leaders!

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 21, 2015
The staff and faculty at Penn Yan Academy are so helpful and caring. They really do push the students while providing the necessary supports for even the students in difficult situations to succeed. They are a great school district, kudos to you all!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
I'm a student in high school & I think it's a really great school . The staff in the high school really bends over backwards just to help you out . & the principle of PYA is amazing . He treats you like your his own kid . He will do anything to help you succeed if you show him you want to achieve that goal . He puts his students before his staff . The staff is also really great . They teach you new things but in a fun creative way . This school does it's absolute best to educate you in every way possible .

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December 02, 2005
The Quality of Academics at Penn Yan Academy is average. Their facilites are currently rather poor, however, they are in the process of builging a new school, and with it there will probably be a large increase in the number of programs offered. In terms of extra- curricular activies, this school is very biased, they offer wonderful programs for those interested in Lacrosse, but if your student isn't a Lacross player, whatch out. I am not sure what the level of parent involvement is, but I would say if I had to estimate I would say it was above average. Alot of students parents showed up for the open house and there was always alot of people at all the sporting events.

- submitted by a student

October 28, 2004
Penn Yan Academy pretends to be progressive by offering courses such as C++ programming, to 'keep up with the Jones'' I guess, but that's no guarantee that the course will be properly taught. My son has been in the C++ course for 7 weeks now, and they have yet to do any projects using the compiler. Anyone who knows anything about programming knows how ridiculous this is. If your child enrolls at PYA and expects to be challenged, I think chances are very good that they're going to be disappointed. He certainly was. The bottom line -- all NYS schools have similar curriculums, because they wish to appear progressive. They want to list the latest and best. The question you need to ask are what guarantees that such courses will be competently taught? Do they provide a course syllabus?

- submitted by a parent
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Penn Yan Academy
305 Court Street, Penn Yan, NY  14527
(315) 536-4408
Last modified Penn Yan Academy is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Penn Yan Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top